- Was diagnosed with dyslexia as a child.
- Competed in prep football, basketball and track; earned a college-football scholarship, but shifted his focus to track after a knee injury.
- Made his decathlon debut at the 1970 Drake Relays, finishing sixth; placed 10th at his first Olympics, the 1972 Munich Games.
- Sold insurance part-time while training intensively for the 1976 Olympics.
- Claimed gold in the decathlon at the 1976 Games in Montreal, setting a world record in points that would stand until 1980.
- Was drafted by the NBA's Kansas City Kings in 1977, but never suited up for the team.
- Appeared on the cover of Wheaties cereal boxes after winning gold; was inducted into the USA Track & Field Hall of Fame (1980) and the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame (1986).
- Competed as an auto racer during the 1980s.
- Has appeared on TV as a sports commentator, actor and reality cast member.
- Supports the Special Olympics and foundations for dyslexia.
- Brody Jenner — Son
- Kris Jenner — Ex-wife
- Esther Jenner — Mother
- Harold "Burt" Jenner — Brother
- Brandon Jenner — Son
- Linda Thompson — Ex-wife
- Cassandra Marino — Daughter
- Burt Jenner — Son
- William Hugh Jenner — Father
- Lisa — Sister
- Chrystie Crownover — Ex-wife
- Kendall Jenner — Daughter
- Kylie Jenner — Daughter
- Graceland College, Lamoni, Iowa, United States (1973)
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